The Katz lab
Studying the neural basis of behavior in the nudibranch,
Berghia stephanieae

Our lab studies the neural basis of natural behavior. We use nudibranch molluscs because they perform simple stereotyped behaviors and have brains with fewer than 10,000 neurons, many of which are individually identifiable.

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The Berghia Brain Project

With the support of an NIH BRAIN U01 award, we are developing tools for the nudibranch, Berghia stephanieae to perform high throughput analysis of its brain and behaviors. The Berghia BRAIN Project is in collaboration colleagues at other universities. Here is the external website for that the Berghia BRAIN project.

Paul S. Katz

Department of Biology
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Office: 412 Morrill Science Center III
Tel: 413-545-0486
pkatz@umass.edu
http://tinyurl.com/pkatzlab
Mailing address (Map)
221 Morrill Science Center III
611 North Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA 01003-9297